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Traditional chords for America the beautiful

Chords with lyrics

  • Capo on 1st
Tuning: Standard (E A D G B E)

Difficulty: Novice

America the Beautiful

Text by Katharine L. Bates, 1859 - 1929
Music: MATERNA; Samuel A. Ward, 1848 - 1903

Official Music Sheet: https://www.ocp.org/en-us/songs/118 p=90246

Intro:
A chord diagramA augmentedA  A chord diagramA7A7  A chord diagramD MajorD    A chord diagramA augmentedA    A chord diagramD MajorD  A chord diagramE7E7  A chord diagramA augmentedA


Verse 1:
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O beautiful for spacious skies,
    A chord diagramE7E7             A chord diagramA augmentedA    A chord diagramE7E7
For amber waves of grain,
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For purple mountain majesties
 A chord diagramB7B7                A chord diagramE MajorE   A chord diagramE7E7
Above the fruited plain!
 A chord diagramA augmentedA        A chord diagramB minorBm   A chord diagramE MajorE
America! America!
    A chord diagramE7E7                A chord diagramA augmentedA   A chord diagramA7A7
God shed his grace on thee,
    A chord diagramD MajorD                   A chord diagramA augmentedA
And crown thy good with brotherhood,
     A chord diagramD MajorD      A chord diagramE7E7      A chord diagramA augmentedA
from sea to shining sea!

Verse 2:
A chord diagramA augmentedA               A chord diagramE MajorE
O beautiful for pilgrim feet,
       A chord diagramE7E7                A chord diagramA augmentedA    A chord diagramE7E7
Whose stern, impassioned stress
  A chord diagramA augmentedA               A chord diagramE MajorE
A chord diagramA augmentedA thoroughfare of freedom beat
 A chord diagramB7B7              A chord diagramE MajorE   A chord diagramE7E7
Across the wilderness!
 A chord diagramA augmentedA        A chord diagramB minorBm   A chord diagramE MajorE
America! America!
    A chord diagramE7E7               A chord diagramA augmentedA   A chord diagramA7A7
God mend thine every flaw,
   A chord diagramD MajorD                A chord diagramA augmentedA
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
    A chord diagramD MajorD    A chord diagramE7E7    A chord diagramA augmentedA
Thy liberty in law!


Verse 3:
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O beautiful for heroes proved
    A chord diagramE7E7         A chord diagramA augmentedA    A chord diagramE7E7
In liberating strife,
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Who more than self their country loved,
    A chord diagramB7B7              A chord diagramE MajorE   A chord diagramE7E7
and mercy more than life!
 A chord diagramA augmentedA        A chord diagramB minorBm   A chord diagramE MajorE
America! America!
     A chord diagramE7E7            A chord diagramA augmentedA   A chord diagramA7A7
May God thy gold refine,
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Till all success be nobleness,
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and every gain divine!


Verse 4:
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O beautiful for patriot dream
     A chord diagramE7E7              A chord diagramA augmentedA    A chord diagramE7E7
That sees beyond the years
      A chord diagramA augmentedA          A chord diagramE MajorE
Thine alabaster cities gleam,
   A chord diagramB7B7              A chord diagramE MajorE   A chord diagramE7E7
undimmed by human tears!
 A chord diagramA augmentedA        A chord diagramB minorBm   A chord diagramE MajorE
America! America!
    A chord diagramE7E7                A chord diagramA augmentedA   A chord diagramA7A7
God shed his grace on thee,
     A chord diagramD MajorD                   A chord diagramA augmentedA
And crown thy good with brotherhood
     A chord diagramD MajorD      A chord diagramE7E7      A chord diagramA augmentedA
From sea to shining sea!

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